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SABMiller agrees in principle to merger with Budweiser owner
BRUSSELS (AP) -- At the sixth time of asking, British-based brewer SABMiller accepted "in principle" Tuesday a 69 billion-pound ($106 billion) takeover offer from Belgian-Brazilian Anheuser Busch InBev that will create the world's biggest beer company and bring together top U.S. brands Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft....

China September imports plunge in new sign of weakness
BEIJING (AP) -- China's imports fell by an unexpectedly wide margin in September in a new sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy....

German governor: VW should have admitted deception earlier
BERLIN (AP) -- The governor of Germany's Lower Saxony state, which holds a minority stake in Volkswagen, says the automaker should have admitted earlier that it manipulated emissions data in diesel vehicles....

Toyota promises better mileage and ride with Prius hybrid
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. released details for its fourth-generation Prius on Tuesday, promising that improvements in the battery, engine, wind resistance and weight mean better mileage for the world's top-selling hybrid car....

Dell buying EMC in $67 billion bet on data storage
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dell is buying data storage company EMC for $67 billion in a huge bet on a segment of technology that has proven to be more profitable than the slumping personal computer market....

Budweiser's parent AB InBev raises offer for SABMiller
LONDON (AP) -- Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev raised its takeover bid for SABMiller to 70.4 billion pounds ($108.2 billion) Monday in its latest effort to win backing for its plan to create "the first truly global beer company."...

Princeton economist wins Nobel for work on poverty
Angus Deaton has dug into obscure data to explore a range of problems: The scope of poverty in India. How poor countries treat young girls. The link between income inequality and economic growth....

Report: Playboy to end publishing fully nude female photos
NEW YORK (AP) -- Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women as part of a redesign of the decades-old magazine, according to a news report Monday....

Asian stocks lower on weak China import data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were lower Tuesday as China's trade data showed a larger-than-expected slide in imports, deepening concerns about slowdown in the world's second-largest economy....

The Latest: Deaton wasn't sure he would be picked for Nobel
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):...

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